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Chocolate is a super fruit!

posted May 28, 2012, 4:22 PM by Susan Young RDH
Dark chocolate and natural cocoa powder provide high levels of antioxidants and are therefore considered “super fruits”.

Fruits are considered “super fruits” based on their antioxidant capacity. Chocolate and cocoa powders are made from the fruit of the cacao tree.  Although the seeds are called cacao beans, they are actually fruit.

Researchers found that dark chocolate had higher levels of antioxidants than 3 commercially prepared fruit drinks (blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate) and the cocoa powder.

Who would have thought?